Mermaids of Denmark

Mermaids of Denmark

“The Little Mermaid” Sculpture is based on the fairytale of the same name written by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen and it would appear that the whole country (or at least Copenhagen) has fallen in love with Mermaids and have various statues around the town to showcase this mermaid.

Copenhagen Mermaid
Copenhagen Mermaid

First thing we did, once we found our hostel, was to set out on foot and walk to the shore of the main canal in the city where the famous “Little Mermaid” Statue sits out on the rocks. (Location) Continue reading

Wawa, Ontario Tourist Points of Interest – Government Dock Beach

Wawa, Ontario Tourist Points of Interest – Government Dock Beach

It was a dreary day when we arrived at Government Dock Beach (location) but, at least, the rain had stopped and the winds had subsided a bit. Continue reading

Butterflies – Little Pine State Park, Pennsylvania

Butterflies – Little Pine State Park, Pennsylvania

Question Mark butterfly (Polygonia interrogationis)May 5, 2012 – On our earlier walk along the Lake Shore Trail, I had seen plenty of butterflies but only a few had been kind enough to alight somewhere convenient to photograph them. I had seen a number of different species flitting about around the embankment of the Little Pine Dam so decided that that would be a good place to visit again. Continue reading

2012 Jock River Canoe and Kayak Race, Richmond, Ontario

March 31, 2012 – I visited the Jock River Race official site (http://www.jockriverrace.ca/) again today. I knew that they have decided that the lack of snow cover and no ensuing rainfall to speak of had forced them to move the date for the race ahead to today’s date. No indication this morning that the race might have been canceled so I’m off with my camera to see what interesting action I might be able to capture again this year.

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The Rock Sculptures of Remic Rapids


The Rock Sculptures of Remic Rapids
Our last post of the Remic Rapids sculptures was Graeme’s video of the drummers and fire dancers who were performing there during his last visit to the rapids. Today, I had a business meeting in downtown Ottawa and decided to stop at Remic Rapids on the way home. I hadn’t really thought about the temperature when I left home so found the 4C temperatures with wind gusts of about 30kph coming at me from across the water a rather invigorating experience since I was only wearing a light summer weight coat with no sweater or suit jacket underneath. Not bad when the sun was out but certainly approaching cool when the sun went behind the clouds. Continue reading

Shirley’s Bay, Ottawa, Ontario

I started off my travels today by first visiting the area called Shirley’s Bay on the Ottawa River. Considering all of the rain that we had in April, it is not surprising that the bay is much fuller than normal. For those used to skipping stones from the rocky shoreline, seeing the Ottawa River this high at this location still elicits a WOW! response.


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Cycling in Florida – Ponce Inlet

Started the day out with a trip to Ponce Inlet which is about 10 miles south of Daytona Beach. Attractions of Ponce Inlet include Florida’s tallest lighthouse and a long jetty stretching out into the Atlantic Ocean and a number of boardwalks and trails as well as a Marine Science Center.


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Ragged Falls, Algonquin Park, Ontario (OPC Outing) – September 2007

Ragged Falls, Algonquin Park, Ontario (OPC Outing)

Ragged Falls was one of many scenic points of interest that I traveled to see with a group of photographers from the Ontario Photo Collective (OPC). The Falls are located just off Highway 60 between the western edge of Algonquin park and Huntsville, Ontario. Getting to the Falls from the parking lot is pretty easy. Finding the right angle for a good photographic image is a bit more difficult especially getting a shot from below the falls.
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